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Captain’s Log: A Week in Alaska

Captain’s Log: A Week in Alaska

Our speed from Vancouver to the ‘Great Land’ and our first port, Juneau, is governed by the time of slack water at Seymour Narrows. The parameter for the transit of this narrow passage is dependent on the speed of the current. We have compulsory pilots with us, from the Pacific Pilotage Authority, and they have…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: A Return to Alaska

Captain’s Log: A Return to Alaska

It has been a week since I walked up the gangway, on a glorious Vancouver morning and, once again, was greeted by familiar faces and beaming smiles, it’s always nice to come back to my 2nd ‘home’. Making the transition from man of leisure to Captain of a cruise ship is always something of a…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Cruise Diary: Skagway and the Great Yukon

Cruise Diary: Skagway and the Great Yukon

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed on a 7-day Inside Passage Cruise visiting Alaska on Zuiderdam with her family. Enjoy reading about their adventure. This post was written by Jennifer M. On our Alaska family summer vacation, we visited Skagway and ended up in the southern Yukon territory of Canada. Skagway is…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed on a 7-day Inside Passage Cruise visiting Alaska on Zuiderdam with her family. Enjoy reading about their adventure. This post was written by Jennifer M. Just returned from an incredible 7-day Inside Passage Cruise, visiting Glacier Bay on the Holland America Zuiderdam Cruise Ship. We had…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Zaandam Gets a Paint Job at Ketchikan

Zaandam Gets a Paint Job at Ketchikan

Thanks to guest Catherine McCall for sending us some photos from her Alaska cruise. I travelled to Alaska June 9, 2013 on the Zaandam…while passengers were enjoying a glorious day ashore in Ketchican, crew members were painting the ship!! Then, at Skagway, another shot of the Zaandam in port. I took well over 1000 photos…   read more of “Zaandam Gets a…”

Cruise Diary: Skagway – All Aboard! Bound for The Yukon!

Cruise Diary: Skagway – All Aboard! Bound for The Yukon!

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. White Pass Summit Railroad followed the historic Yukon Gold Rush trail, providing historical context and plenty of scenic splendor. And who doesn’t love a choo choo train ride? Great choice…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Statendam Celebrates the 67th Indonesian Independence Day

Statendam Celebrates the 67th Indonesian Independence Day

On August 16, 2012, the 67th Indonesian Independence Day celebrations kicked off with the flag hoisting ceremony on the bow of the ship while we were in Skagway, Alaska. The ship’s officers and crew members from Indonesia and other countries participated in this ceremony. The following day, Statendam’s staff helped out by volunteering to serve…   read more of “Statendam…”